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Understanding Glass Distortion and Anisotropy

With both heat-strengthening and tempering, it is possible that glass will develop either optical image distortion or anisotropy, which refers to patterns or visual effects in glass that are not ...
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Methods for Improving U-Value

What Is U-Value? When it comes to evaluating the energy performance of architectural glass, one of the most important performance measures is U-value. Also known as U-factor, this figure measures the ...
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Low Embodied Carbon (LEC) Standards

What is Embodied Carbon? While energy efficiency and operational carbon are important aspects of eco-friendly building designs, embodied carbon emissions continue to gain traction as a major focus in ...
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Interior and Exterior Condensation and Glass

What Is Condensation? As you may have first learned in science class, condensation is a phase in Earth’s water cycle in which water vapor in the air condenses into liquid water. Condensation occurs ...
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Four Essential Questions about Tinted Glass in Bird-Friendly Applications

As the interest in bird-safe windows and glazing applications grows, inquiries about tinted glass have become more frequent. Questions have emerged about the effectiveness of tinted windows for bird ...
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Understanding Framing and Performance Values

Compared to glass alone, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) performance ratings of window units typically vary in several ways that may not be immediately apparent. To understand why ...
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Color Rendering Index: How Glass Affects Color Rendering

What Is the Color Rendering Index? The color rendering index (CRI) is a metric that considers how accurately a color is rendered under lighting conditions as compared to its rendering under natural ...
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Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 includes close to $400 billion for energy and climate projects directed at reducing carbon emissions 40% by 2030.
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Designing with Low-Iron Acid-Etched Glass

Editor's note: This article was originally published as Full Surface Acid-Etched Starphire® Glass: The Designer's Choice on the Walker Glass Blog
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What to Know about LEED® Certification

What is LEED® Cerfitication? Run by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED green building program is an environmentally oriented certification program for buildings that stands for ...